The Climate Council has welcomed the ACT government’s announcement that they will bring their target to power the Territory with 100% renewables forward to 2020.
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said the move would have strong community support.
“The ACT government has consistently showed strong leadership on climate change issues,” she said.
“This decision not only reflects community expectation for strong climate change action but the ACT will undoubtedly attract an early-adopter advantage by seizing the opportunities of renewables investment.
“Not only are the ACT showing other states how it can be done, they’re also helping to boost jobs and investment in regional communities across the country where it sources much of its clean energy.
“The wave of positive community sentiment around this announcement shows that Australians want more renewable energy and they want it now.”
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